This color film is a long advertisement for the Caterpillar No. 14 Series B motor grader and produced by the Caterpillar Tractor Co. The film opens with the grader speedily approaching and passing the camera (:15-25). The grade moves dirt along an edge of a road and shown standing still from multiple angles while its stats are spoken (:26-1:45). Shown grading along a road (2:00-2:15) and spreading earth (2:15-2:30). The blade beam has 5” of clearance,(shown with a tape measure (2:32-2:40). The No. 14 is shown from the front approaching the camera while grading (2:41-2:55). A working comparison is shown side-by side with a No. 12 highlighting the No. 14’s speed (2:56-3:25). The No. 14 grades in fine dirt as well as desert sand (3:26-4:00). A view of the instrument panel is shown, as is the movement of wheels in response to the steering wheel, and the mechanical controls (4:01-4:45). A shoe presses the brakes on and off (4:46-4:55). The view of the cutting edge and front wheel are shown from the operator’s perspective (4:56-5:04). The dirt being displaced heads for the camera and passes at ground level (5:05-5:18). The No. 14 works through a deeper amount of dirt (5:19-5:32). The driver shows the grader’s maneuverability by turning (5:33-5:48). The No. 14 is shown bank sloping (5:49-5:58). The tires are shown (5:59-6:15) as proof the confidence to operate on a slope (6:16-6:28). It uses a dry type air cleaner, which is shown being serviced (6:29-6:50). The engine is turbocharged (6:51-7:14). Attachments include the Preco automatic blade control (7:16-7:44). The features are listed on-screen (7:57-8:17). The film ends with more view of the blade working through various types of dirt (8:18-8:42).
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